From the Archives
Been sorting through old slides and came across this one back in the 1980’s—backyard full of car-bodies. Those were the days before my mechanic brother acquired a workshop in Lonsdale. And I recalled the old Mazda my Dad bought for a bargain because its rear had been damaged. The engine worked alright. Good for a new and inexperienced driver as I was back then…except the ol’ bomb with the dodgy back was a police-magnet. I don’t have a photo of this icon, but I do have this poem…
A Prayer for the Mazda
Now every time the battle-axe we release,
Keep our Mazda running from police
Grant us all green lights, for our brakes may fail,
And may thy Mazda’s effervescent light shine forth
At both head and tail.
Forgives us our blinkers, our wipers, the lot,
As we forgive those who are enemies and gripers
Of the Mazda we’ve got.
© L.M.Kling (nee Trudinger) 1982
Photo from slide courtesy of M.Trudinger 1982